Frontier Oil Company has been ordered to immediately sack “five illegally recruited personnel” recently employed to work with the Company located in Esit Eket Local Government Area.
The five affected personnel are: Operations Manager, Adda Otosa-Abbey; Operations Head, Peter Eteng; Operations Head, Sunday Nchor; Instrumentation Engineer, Lucky Bigwa and Human Resources and Administration Officer, Mary Omokere.
The verdict was pronounced on Friday, June 21, at the office of the Executive Chairman of Esit Eket as youths of the affected communities of Eket and Esit Eket local government areas protested among various other issues, that the tenet of employment embedded in the Memorandum of Understanding between the Company and the Communities were not followed.
Their sack verdict was upheld as the General Manager and representative of the Company, Mr Wole Adefila was unable to clear the air on what procedures were adopted in employing the fired persons.
Speaking on the issue, Mr Adefila said “the Company recruited the five persons on a temporary basis to fill up the vacant positions” when the Company lost two of her personnel to death last year, 2018 while two others resigned.
“The recruitment was not permanent but only a temporary one”, the General Manager stated.
Registering his dismay over the marginalization of the host communities, the Chairman of Esit Eket local government council, Hon. Iniobong Robson, condemned the Oil Company for not advertising the vacant positions as agreed upon in the MoU. This advertorial, Hon. Robson insisted, may have been of benefits to members of the communities